Music Together of Grosse Pointe at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy invites you to participate in an upcoming FREE Demo class. Music Together is a fun family music program for parents and children ages birth to kindergarten. Parent participation – regardless of the parent’s own musical ability – is essential for creating the stimulating musical environment that all children need to develop their musical intelligence. In addition, it is a high quality, developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum with playful activities. Children are not required to sit still; rather, they are encouraged to respond spontaneously to the musical environment. Children will participate at their own level and when they are ready in our classes. Because parents receive lots of parent education through the Music Together program, they are encouraged not to control their child’s response, but to model music-making for their child. This results in a happy child and relaxed and calm parent!
At our Free Demo Music Together classes, parents will experience the flow of 45 minute weekly class. We’ll begin with our ritual “Hello Song”, experience movement and singing, rhythmic chanting, group dances, singing in harmony, improvising, accompanying with instruments and instrument play. A favorite time in our class is the “Playalong” – an unstructured instrument play time where the children and adults take any instrument and play along with our recorded or live “jam session” music. It is very important that children have “down” time in their musical environment and are able to explore music in their own way. Our teachers will also lead the class in tonal and rhythm patterns – like “music words”. These patterns break down songs into more manageable pieces of music information that a child’s brain can process and begin to learn to predict and respond to in a way that makes musical sense. Come hear and sing tonal and rhythm patterns at our demo classes!
In addition to being a completely free demo class, each family participating in a demo class will receive a free gift! This is a Music Together Welcome CD – with dual function of a CD/ROM and CD. It includes five full length songs, some of which you will experience in the demo class, that can be played on a computer or CD player. There is also an interactive CD-ROM computer presentation with Music Together video clips to be viewed.
Don’t wait – sign up now for a FREE Music Together demo class at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy to receive your free gift and experience the “Joy of Family Music”!
Director, Music Together of Grosse Pointe at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy
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